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they will be bruising. none more than the hearing before the senate armed services committee over the new defense secretary, chuck hagel. the hearings could start as early as this week. the white house has mounted a vigorous defense. hagel says his record on iran, gays and the military has been distorted. members of the armed services committee will question hagel. but today on "face the nation," senator john mccain called hagel a friend, though he has questions and is annoyed at how the white house has handled the nomination. >> usually wprevious presidents, republican and democrat, when they are considering nominations, they call in the other side and the key members on the other party and say, hey, i am thinking about nominating mr. "x," what do you think about it? there has been none of that. >> reporter: the former secretary of the joint chiefings and colin powell gave his backing to hagel, even though he was one of the largest critics of the war in iraq, a war that powell helped to sell to the american people. he tried to stop the surge, calling it the biggest foreign policy blunder since
have people recognize that when it comes to defense spending. some of the same people say we have to cut spending or complain that government jobs don't do anything, but when it comes to the defense contractor in their district, they think it is an important part of the economy in their district and that we should not stop spending on that. let's just make sure we're not spending on those other people. [no audio] my hope is that common sense prevails. that is always my preference. i think that would be the preference of the american people and it would be good for the economy. let me just repeat. if the issue is deficit reduction, getting our deficit sustainable over time, getting our debt in a sustainable place, then democrats and republicans in congress will have a partner in me. we could achieve that fairly quickly. we know what the numbers are and we know what needs to be done. we know what a balanced approach would take and we have done half of the deficit reduction we need to stabilize. there has probably been more pain and trauma in getting there than we needed. finishing t
is the military telling you? >> reporter: well, a defense official i just spoke with a few minutes ago said this is clearly an act of terrorism and that was echoedamplified by leon panetta, he's meeting with nato allies. and he said clearly this was a terrorist act, this kidnapping including some american hostages. right now, from sources that we are speaking with, africa command is taking the lead on this from the military side. but they are mostly conferring with the state department and the fbi as the state department sifts through the information and works with the algerians to get the best available information on what is going on the ground. there are some military assets that are somewhat close. there are marine, fleet anti-terrorism teams in italy. there is also air force surveillance aircraft that could be available out of aviano, also in italy. there are some military assets in the area. but the defense official i spoke with said right now the best thing is to get all the information they can about what is going on, on the ground. in other words, he said how many bad guys are ther
. the defense official says with the number of potential hostage takers it would be an extremely dangerous assault mission. they are hoping there is some sort of diplomatic solution to the crisis. >> certainly a shock to many how quickly it happened. we have been trying to understand what happened and when these workers were seized on their way to work or what was happening. what can you tell us about the moment they were taken? and given the u.s. government was very quick to say in this case they believed this was an organized and preplanned attack. >> you're exactly right. here is what we know from the minister who says an oil field in southern algeria was attacked by militants. several hostages were taken there. this is an oil field about 40 miles from the border of libya. a group of westerners were on their way to the airport where they were attacked. alg alger security forces fired back. the militants retreated and there they took more hostages. although the group has claimed responsibility and said it did so out of retaliation for algeria allowing the french to use the air space for
her have to describe her fear. >> leopold's defense team shows pictures of a spinal mri, similar to this one. they said that after two back surgeries, the 69-year-old leopold just needed help with everyday tasks. >> changing gears, she captured america's heart during the summer games. tonight, we caught up with gabby douglas to find out what she is up to now. >> not so bad tonight, but an arctic cold air ma >> lots of celebrities heading to the district for the inauguration. none agreed then two-time olympic gold medalist gabby douglas. >> she also is an offer. she joins us -- i imagine it is a big deal for you. >> this is definitely a big deal. my family is here. he are very excited. >> she has rubbed shoulders with the president. this is not the first time you will meet them. >> the second time. i have not met -- i have only met the first lady and the president. i have not met the dodgers hit. >>-- the doaughters yet. >> you will be quite busy. you are not only at the swearing, you are also heading to some of the balls. a year ago, could you have imagined doing this? >> i cann
are still held. our defense secretary, leon panetta, addressed the crisis a short time ago. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. jenna: the defense secretary speaking in london there. terrorists affiliated with al qaeda are holed up at that gas plant. they have been there now for three days, demanding an end to the anti-terror campaign playing out right now in neighboring mali. that big area of north africa is part of what we're seeing with this rise of al qaeda in that continent. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live in our d.c. bureau. james, we talked about this as a very fluid, very dangerous situation. what do we now know? >> reporter: jenna, good afternoon. white house officials are now saying president obama is receiving regular updates on this situation which remains as you say ongoing and sensetive. the numbers involved here have varied wildly with the latest from algeria's state news service now saying nearly 100 of 132 hostages seized have been freed. that word comes after
have already made to priorities other than medicare, medicaid, so security and defense mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut
occurring in these gun-free zones it. seems that we have a fixation with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun-free zone claim that you keep making, you are not the only one who make temperatures unless i am wrong, the mass shooters pretty well know they are going die. they go to kill a lot of people. then they know, at some stage, they will die. all mass shooters, pretty much all of them get killed. >> frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would e a gun-free zone make any difference to them? >> they are looking, it would seem n their sick minds to, see if there a can out-do the virginia tech slaughter or some other thing that may number their perverted minds. why should we give them a neon sign that says, see if you can do better than the last guy over here. >> there was an armed sheriff at colbin, and fort hood, one of the most guarded bases, 13 were killed. >> it a gun-free zone. no guns on base unless you were an mp. >> it remains one of the guarded military bases in the world. >> a lot of good that did. >> my poin
with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun free zone that you keep making. you're not the only one who makes it. unless i'm wrong, these mass shooters pretty well know they are going to die. i mean, they go to kill a lot of people and then they know at some stage that they are going to die. because all mass shooters pretty much get killed -- >> right, and frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would the gun free zone make a difference to them? >> they are looking for, it would seem, in their sick minds, to see if they can out do the virginia tech slaughter. or some other thing that might be in their perverted minds. so, why should we give them a neon sign that says well, see if you can do better than the last guy over here? >> you know there was an armed person at virginia technology and you know there was an armed sheriff at columbine -- >> he fled. >> right, and you know that at ft. hood, one of the most heavily guarded military bases in the world, 29 people were killed and 21 wounded. >> and it was a gun free zone, no gun
. his defense team says the media cover of the stolen lamborghini threatens to poisethen jury -- poison the jury. the lamborghini belonged to guy fieri. >>> the school district will pay to settle an abuse. a teacher attacked a boy who has special needs, kicking him and cursing. the district will pay $950,000 over that episode. the teacher pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child abuse. >>> change is coming to the 405 area cold. which part of it? ktvu's rob roth is live in san francisco where a debate is underway. rob? >> reporter: the details still need ironing out but it appear as new area cold is coming to san francisco. >> operator. >> reporter: the dispatch center in san francisco gets hundreds of calls each day so the possibilities of having to change an area cold is not a popular one. >> no. no. i am scared. >> the california public utilities commission began holding meetings about adding a new area cold, a change that would effect san francisco. the problem says the california public utilities commission says all available prefixes will be used up in 2-1/2 years. >> when we run o
are affiliated with an al qaeda group based in mali. defense secretary leon panetta has called it a - quote- 'terrorist act.' on to a developing story. the algerian army is surrounding a natural gas complex in the sahara where islamist militants are holding dozens of hostages. the government is confirming. americans are among those who were taken hostage during an attack by islamist fighters in algeria. seven of the hostages are reported to be americans. the group claiming responsibility says the attack on the complex was revenge for algeria's support for france's military operation against rebels in neighboring mali. >> jacqueline: we have seen temperatures in the fifties and sixties. this storm system is to the north of us, which is keeping a our skies, clear. that is leading to cold temperatures. however, we are experiencing a gradual warm up as this week progresses. you can see for the weekend, 60s. and possible cloud coverage for the mid of next week. >> it's been close to three years since we've seen this. the mavrick's invitational off the coast of half moon bay. event organizers say
to settle in, set up their defenses and have to make demands. things they clearly want. they want prisoners to be released and some lines of communication will be established, and the -- the authorities will -- ideally will look at communication as a weapon to manipulate them and arrange an outcome, either there is an assault or get everybody released. >> kidnappings, hostage taking, not that unusual, especially massive international companies, and often the companies will pay out money to the kidnappers, but would political motivation, seems like it would be less likely. do you think that's true? >> some of the motivation will be a cover. the terrorists here are really bandits. a kidnapping industry thriving in this part of the world, and used to making money. this is a business for them. an opportunity to make a lot more money. make noise about political demands in the hopes that money will be offered to save the people and secondarily the facility. they will try to settle this for money. >> negotiations could involve money. what about a rescue attempt. how likely is it that that is being
and security of the hostages. defense secretary leon panetta says, he's putting the terrorists on notice. >> they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> but the demands of the group led by mokhtar belmokhtar is growing. they are demanding the release of omar currently serving a life sentence in the u.s. and a pakistani neuroscientist now in prison in the u.s. convicted of trying to kill u.s. soldiers and fbi agents in afghanistan. the obamaed administration, however, is ruling out any negotiating with the terrorists. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> again, this is an ongoing operation as far as we know, still conflicting information for a third day in exactly what is happening, how many people have been released, et cetera. but, wolf, you can certainly say that the countries that are involved and that includes japan, have been talking around the clock nonstop about this and coordinating their activities, which the secretary says is really key to this. >> jill doherty with the latest at the state department. tha
with the defense sec care, who is in italy, watching every move. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. u.s. officials believing that as many as three americans are now being held but caution the numbers are fluid. it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus, headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight. security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead. others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15 to 20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french, and japanese workers, too. the attackers claim this is retaliation for the french-led invasion in the african nation of mali. the french are trying to stop an al qaeda-linked gr
came as bridge. >> it started around 350 this morning. >> the fire department is going to defensive mode. >> the coast guard is helping because debris may be going into the nearby water. >> we have a crew had to the scene and we will have a live report as soon as possible. >> been this morning the solano county fire department says they have contained a fire that broke out early this morning if it happen if a route to 15 at the vacaville high school. >> one of the portable classrooms were on fire. the fire was contained just minutes later. there been no reports of injuries. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. >> a to d four year old man is dead and another person is injured in a shooting in east palo alto. >> police officers uporesponded to reports of the shooting in the 2600 block of illinois street just before 2:00 p.m. monday. >> there they found jonathan alcazar dead at the scene. >> police say he had been shot multiple times. a second victim arrive at the hospital with gunshot wrong and remains in critical condition. there been no arrests made. >> a shooting in s
raided. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to those running the training camps. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will kind no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> reporter: so far this al qaeda group has been focused in africa, but counterterrorism officials are concerned that if these training camps continue to flourish, their ambitions may expand. libya is right on the southern shore of the mediterranean, and officials are concerned that militants could try for an attack in europe or european militants could come to libya, get training, and then try to carry out an attack back home. erin? >> thanks very much to chris lawrence. fran townsend is a former homeland and counter trirm security adviser to president george bush. and stuart holiday is former ambassador. stuart, let me start with you. in chris' reporting there was a sound bite from president obama from a very different time, and that sound bite he said libya is a success. it's a lesson in success of how to do these things. was that premature given what c
proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. >> with president obama's second term officially underway as of today, the white house says it's ready to tackle reform, gun control and the nation's debt. in the first term the president and congress didn't seem to agree on much of anything and this very issue seemed to dig them deeper into conflict. four more years of president obama, what could that look like? and thomas, a contributor for forbes magazine and when it comes to politics, an interesting background. thomas the press secretary coordinating congress and the oval office and you've had experience on weekends like this. what indications are you seeing about what the next four years will look like? >> well, it's really happening, it's actually not happening on capitol hill. it's happening with obama for america. today, obama for america, the president's very effective political infrastructure, became organizing for action, a 501 c-4 education organizati
are the attakers are affiliated with an al qaeda group based in mali. defense secretary leon panetta has called it a - quote- 'terrorist act.' president obama, taking action aimed at reducing gun violence in america. he signed more than a dozen executive orders -- and is urging congress for even tighter controls on weapons. kron-4's catherine heenan explains on the president's newly unveiled gun control proposals. in politics.staging is key. the president's back-drop -- four children. each of them had written letters to him about last month's school massacre in connecticut. the president announced plans to introduce legislation next week that includes a ban on new assault weapons, limits on high capacity ammo clips. and expanded background checks. and more money for mental health care. without waiting for congress.the president acted on his own authority in signing 23 executive actions designed at keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. he 'will' need congressional approval for some key items.including the ban on assault rifles. "this will not happen unless the american people demand it, pa
. today that request was accepted and now i'm told by defense officials that military planners are in deep discussion with the french to go over specifically what they are going to bring in and where they are going to bring it. one defense official that i spoke with said that it could be the equivalent of the entire mek mek cannized battalion and might take up to 30 flights to get all of that in there for the french. in the end rkt the french would reinvert the u.s. for the cost of those cargo flights. there was a separate request for some u.s. surveillance as well as refueling and u.s. planes could pull up to the french jets, refuel them in the air, that's another request that's still under consideration but that part has not been decided, wolf. >> that's stepping up the military role in mali. that's a significant is headline. let me bring tom fuentes back in. are you surprised that france is helping deal with this crisis in mali? >> i'm not surprised to not let the al qaeda affiliates in mali and other countries become more powerful, to gain a foothold in
as answers. militants held hostages from at least ten nations at the remote gas plant. the defense secretary leon panetta says as many as eight americans were among them. a u.s. official says some americans escaped, some are still held and some remain unaccounted for. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> terrell, good morning to you. less than a day later there are so many questions left over the frustration of washington. we do know that the algerian military launched this attack with no warning to the u.s. government or any other government, and it does appear that the hostage crisis remains ongoing. algerian tanks surrounded the gas complex deep in the sahara desert and launched a daring rescue attempt. military leaders say they freed dozens of workers being held by al qaeda-linked terrorists, but many hostages were killed during the mission along with their captors. it's not clear what happened to the several americans being held at the plant. a u.s. official says some got out, including mark cobb who hid in a m
's the system? he wants them to play really good offense and defense and we need good goaltending. that sounds like a plan. i think the players like we'll open it up a bit. we have a lot of offensive talent. all procedure sports if your stars are performing well and they're happy, and alex is very fit, he played in russia during the lockout he looks great. adam will move him all over the ice. and that motivates alex. >> reporter: they are ready for action, rocking the red out here, so from caps to nats we go. to introduce their new closer rafael soriano, this is the highest paid relief pitcher in baseball, a two-year, $28 million contract, so the nationals apparently not afraid to spend money anymore. he should make a good bull pen even better, possibly the best bull pen in baseball. he had 42 saves for the yang yeast las year, so the ante officially up for the nats last year. this year the goal is to win the world series. the general is all in, and he clearly feels like signing this young man was the right move. >> rafy is a good fit. he's one hell of a closer. the strengthen the strength, ke
the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. we have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do that, keep your job and drink your tea. we are in the state of emergency. [laughte
, kron 4. >> there has been a spike and women for signing up for self-defense class's. >> one of these woman was attacked in san francisco. additional class's have been added. reporting in the newsroom, scott rates, kron 4. the oaklandon violence with two of the four murders this weekend work involving groups of people. these are people that are involved in 90% of the violence in oakland. >> chief jordan is enlisting help of the c h p, and the sheriff's department to help with this search of violence. haazig madyun kron 4. >> now, a look at this the fbi has been here for one week. they have only been doing site preparation. j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >> in san francisco the 49ers fever's this spreading. they are purchasing merchandise at justin herman plaza. the city is a buzzing. >> it definitely seeing a lot of red. >> oh my gosh! family it is like the world series for everybody is walking a round very happy. >> reporter: roncalli, kron 4. >> bart rider ship is up by 6% and the last year. 391,000 passengers are taking part. but the problem is that that is more than they expe
the same defense they have. that is a really bad issue. quit demonizing us for protecting ourselves. >> thank you. >> could we have -- >> thank you. thank you for taking the time to listen to all of us speak what is on our mind. i have lived here in the county for 35 years. i was at work in san francisco around the corner from one the one california from the day my friends and colleagues were needlessly murdered. i've worked on the board to prevent gun violence. not to ban guns but to reduce gun violence. we do need a background check. we need a ban on military-style assault weapons. we need a ban on large capacity magazines. that will not solve our problems. we need something very much more. that is something everyone has taught me. we need all of our freedoms and rights under our constitution. i do not believe putting our children a lot down in schools is a way to protect their freedoms and the way to teach them freedoms. there are lots of problems we need to soften things we need to do. sensible gun laws will help us do that. for thank you. >> my name is nathan russell. i had the
defense and limit deductions. stuart: nobody, the solution. at 11 eastern time a group of democrats are going to talk about no more debt ceiling, get rid of it. outrageous. >> ridiculous. stuart: i think we're in agreement. >> we are, aggressive agreement. stuart: doug schoen, thank you very much. >> thank you, stuart. stuart: i've got the seven early movers for you. profits climb 23% as expected at bank of new york melon. the stock is up-- or down about a buck. the hand bag maker, vera brad lee raised its outlook, the women's clothing retailer, christopher and banks, expects higher sales and they're up. interactive brokers took in less than expected and they are down, the name of the company. printed circuit manufacturers, anticipating better than expected results and it's up. wendy's reports higher profits, there's a stocky know. gives an upbeat outlook, wendy's 12 cents higher. 2%. chipotle as we told you earlier, profits disappoint, it's down big. it was down 9% earlier and now it's down 7. $23 lower for chipotle and the dow is down 62. we just heard from doug schoen on new york
in reducing spending other than in the area of defense and maybe means testing for entitlements. so, chances for meaningful reduction in the growth of entitlements on the part of the republicans is almost nil. >> well, i mean, what -- what could the republicans have done? the senate didn't approve their own plan until, what, midnight on new year's day and it -- they will say, the republicans will say they were up against the wall and didn't want the country to go over the fiscal cliff. should we have gone over the fiscal cliff, since that was the reality, if, in fact, they would have pushed for spending cuts? >> maria, i'm not about to second guess them. these are very smart people -- >> well, you are second guessing them. this is what this interview is about. >> i just like to state where i believe where we are and what's going to happen. >> okay, what do you think happens? >> so, i think that the -- as a result of the tax increases, we are going to collect substantially less revenues than we thought we would. and that is because the federal and local tax rates, marginal tax rates combined
of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the optics of th
further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authorities. >> bill: the defense secretary leon panetta says the united states will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this matter. the terrorists say the attack and revenged because algeria they say allowed western jets to use airspace to attack islamic fighters in neighbor mali. algerian state report two terrorists died at the facility. at this hour many more lives are at risk. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt live in our newsroom tonight. jonathan, good evening to you. how can they carry out or did they carry out this attack that we believe? >> it appears, bill, to have been pretty well planned. these terrorists first attacked a bus carrying workers from particular gas facility. that's when a british man and a norwegianen were killed apparently. police forces, algerian police forces beat back that attack. then those militants went to the gas facility that you are looking at right here they went into the living quarters. they managed to get in pretty easily apparently and took these doze
. prosecutors argued that he should not be able to use mental health as a defense without undergoing a full review. >>> a news 4 exclusive now. a 16-year-old girl from prince george's county says a man followed and attacked her while she was walking to the school bus. she was walking near lourdes drive and hickory drive in ft. washington yesterday when she noticed a man across the street. she says he was staring at her and started following. he asked for her name, started touching himself and forcefully started touching her. that's when she decided to tight back. >> like i started screaming and kicking. he just like ran because he knew like i wasn't going to let him do anything. i felt kind of helpless. >> the girl was not seriously hurt. if you know anything about the attack, police want o hear from you. >>> guilty, that is the verdict a jury handed down for a former police officer convicted of murder. 40-year-old richmond phillips was found guilty of killing his mistress and leaving their baby to die in a hot car. it took the jury 90 minutes to reach a verdict. 20-year-old wynetta wright
that the politicians are going after, the semiautomatics are the most popular guns bought for self-defense. we need to look at whether these measures are actually going to have an impact or not and a lot of them are just political and are not going to keep our children safer. >> robert costa, we heard from senator joe manchin over the weekend and others. they want a broad base. they said you're not going to get a semiautomatic ban unless you have bettered attention to mental illness and obama today said that the gun lobby people were ginning up fear among americans who otherwise want reform. where is this thing going to play out? >> larry, i just walked over here in the u.s. capitol. the house is now back in session. i spoke with some lawmakers. especially among republican legislator, there's not a clamor to move towards an assault weapon ban, but there's a real discussion about background checks, about limiting the amount of bullets that could be in a magazine. and these are only preliminary discussions. so what president obama did today by talking about an executive order, he is trying to urge th
, secretary of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the opt
. >> and jill, i know the defense secretary panetta has made a statement about it today. is it possible the u.s. might take military action? >> well, they might. obviously, if they want to try to save the people who are in there being held hostage. but anderson, you know, there are two reasons that this group apparently is giving for having carried out this act. one is they say it's retaliation for algeria giving france the ability to fly over algerian territory, bringing as part of this military operation in mali. but the other thing they say is that they want the release of their own prisoners who are being held. a little unclear why they're being held, et cetera. but the u.s. officials that we've been speaking to believe that this was not just some type of opportunistic thing, that it was planned in advance, at least to some degree. >> bob, right now you had a failed french commando raid to release a french hostage in somalia, which didn't get a lot of attention. but that happened several days ago. two commandos i guess were killed, as well as apparently the hostage. how difficult an opera
know defense secretary panetta has made a statement about it today. is it possible the u.s. might take military action? >> they might if they want to try to i have sa the people in there being held whose tahostag. there are two reasons this group is giving for having carried out this act. they say it is retaliation for algeria giving france the ability to fly over algerian territory. they want the release of their prisoners that are being held. the u.s. officials we have been speaking to believe this was not just some type of opportunistic thing that was planned in advance at least to some degree. >> right now, you have had a failed french commando raid to release a french hostage in somalia which didn't get a lot of attention. that happened several days ago. two commandos were killed as well as apparently the hostage. how difficult an operation would it be to actually send folks in there? >> it would be extremely difficult. a large land force. the french only have a couple thousand soldiers in mali. how well-armed are these people? if they have surface air missiles, it will not be qui
the hostages being held right now tonight by islamic extremists in algeria. defense secretary leon panetta is calling it a terrorist attack. the hostages were taken when about 20 extremists attacked a gas field. this is a file picture of the field. it's in the eastern part of algeria. it's partly owned by the energy company bp. now algeria's interior minister said that two people were killed in the attack. it's believed to be retaliation for algeria's support for the french offensive in mali. a u.s. state department official said that as many as ten americans were work at the oil field. the state department hasn't said how many of them right now may be hostages. we are told a special operations team is standing by, quote, on a very short string. obviously this is a very fluid situation. i'm joined no by cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty and former cia officer bob baer. jill, you've been working your sources today. what is the latest? >> we believe obviously this happened at a gas field. if you look at the map, it's in eastern algeria. that's 37 miles from the libyan border.
defense officials the u.s. could be helping to bring an entire french mechanized infantry battalion into mali. that would involve maybe 30 trips of big cargo flights, bringing weapons, troops, and heavy vehicles into the fight in mali. we're told at this point, it looks like the airport there is not equipped to handle such a big airlift. there's a lot of other planes and flights tying up the runway, so to speak. so it may be that these flights land in neighboring countries. but regardless of whether that airport clears up and where they land, these flights will have u.s. military security forces, but they're only there to protect both the aircraft and the air crew. >> 30 cargo flights. that's pretty significant. thanks very much to chris lawrence. and "outfront" tonight, now democratic congressman adam schiff, a member of the house intelligence committee. and congressman, thanks so much for taking the time. i want to start with this developing story, as we're trying to figure out what the details are, so many of them are conflicting. let me just start by asking you this. you know, e
could be taken to jail without due process or judicial process under the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. headwe have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the culture of fear is not just violence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. they are afraid to lose their status. not going to be nice tea parties, the white house. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. it is not just about justice. we have got to talk about love. martin was a titan of love. if you are not talking about love and willingness of sacrifice, we are not going nowhere. you have to be willing to hit the streets, go to jail, to die. that is what it is about. if you are not willing to do tha
the defense of small arms advisory council headed by retired major general, firearms and export roundtable, the independent firearms owners, nra, et cetera. and is actually difference among them as well. it's not a uniform view. and we also met with retailers, because they are a part of this potential solution because of background checks and like, all the box stores and sporting goods operations who sell of awful lot of weapons. and we met with your colleagues in hollywood yesterday. the entertainment industry, but you are entertaining as well. but the entertaining industry, film and broadcasters. and we will be meeting with technology experts, because to overstate the case, but a lot could change if for example, every gun purchase could only be fired by a person who purchases a. because you literally would be unable -- that technology exists but is extending expensive. if that were available on every weapon sold, there's significant evidence that would, may very well curtailed what happened up in connecticut. because as a young man had access to his mother's arsenal, he may or may not ha
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